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Reader DIY: Stenciled Kitchen Floors


I’m a big fan of old encaustic tile used in kitchens (I’m using a repro version in a laundry room project). This kitchen from Kristen Buckingham that features the prettiest encaustic floor tiles, will always be a favorite of mine.

So I was excited when Jessica from the Eagle’s Nest blog (and the woman behind this amazing hardware line) emailed to share this cool project she tackled in her kitchen. The brave woman glazed her concrete floors:

And stenciled on a geometric pattern (with several layers to the pattern!) and then gave the whole thing a glossy seal. Jessica gives the full rundown on her blog here.

I love the after photo and think the pattern on the floors really brings that space to life. Great job, Jessica!  :)

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35 thoughts on “Reader DIY: Stenciled Kitchen Floors

  1. That is STUNNING! Oh how I wish we could get all of the horrid black linoleum glue off of our floors so we could do something like this, too!

  2. We need to replace our old linoleum in kitchen but I couldn't figure out with what (wood, modern tiles – just didn't feel right). Now I know what I want!! The encaustic floor tile is just gorgeous!

    Jessica did an amazing job and man what patience that must have taken!

  3. That stenciled floor is incredible! It looks like actual tile. I cannot even begin to imagine the number of hours that went into that project!

  4. That is such an amazing idea! I'm thinking it would be a fantastic way to dress up the concrete floor in our basement laundry room…or the whole basement, for that matter! I'd have the fanciest workshop floor ever. :)

  5. I'd like to do this on my carpeted kitchen floors and give them that cool leopard pattern. It would look like a really neat big cheetah print.

  6. Learned a new term 'encaustic". Check ~ learned something new today! Love the floor. I stained the concrete in my studio with layers of natural tones & thought nice job! Nothing compared to this…stenciling! Stenciling several colors & a pattern…in a room she will see everyday all day! Brave & talented girl indeed.

  7. I saw this same project on the Rachel Ray show yesterday, except instead of tile, they stenciled a cheap rug. Its great to see the range of possibility!

  8. I have just added a mudroom/utility space to my house and dream about doing something funky and fun with our concrete floors. Do you have a resource for a softer encaustic type TILE? I really don't think I have the patience to stencil. Such a beautiful post, thank you for sharing! -Jessi in North Florida

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